The song in my head goes full Greatest Generation…

It never fails – every morning I wake up with a song in my head. Sometimes there’s an obvious reason for this, like if it’s something I was listening to the night before. But usually I couldn’t begin to tell you why this particular old tune is in my ear.

And sometimes it’s genuinely mystifying; it’s a song (obviously) that I’ve heard, but it isn’t anything that should have occurred to me naturally. It has nothing to do with me.

This morning’s earworm was a masterpiece of mystification…

I was alive when this song was ubiquitous on the radio, but almost certainly too young to know about it or care. I heard it from time to time growing up, and neither liked nor disliked it particularly. It was done in a style that died with Buddy Holly and I was never much of a music consumer anyway. It’s simply as irrelevant to me as big band music.

So what the hell was I dreaming about last night?

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7 Responses to The song in my head goes full Greatest Generation…

  1. Wayne Dygert says:

    I remember dancing to this with a girl named Shiela. On rollerskates!

  2. doubletrouble says:

    Well, he died 61 years ago, today.
    ::que spacey music::

  3. Ben says:

    It’s a pleasant (albeit mindless) song. There are worse ways to start out your day!

  4. Kentucky says:

    The day the music died . . .

  5. Phssthpok says:

    Count your blessings that you knew what the song was, such that you could actually listen to it and kill the earworm.

    A few weeks back I woke up with the baseline to Tommy James ‘Draggin the Line’ stuck in my head.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLfO738Ok5Y

    JUST the base line; no words, no nothing else with which I could try and find the song. It was pure dumb luck that one of the guys at work has an ‘oldies’ station on an iheartradio app and the song came up.

  6. My current earwig, driving me nuts is White Rabbit.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clXoGIzUN50

    It’s from a TV commercial, so at least I know what triggered it. I’ve noticed that a whole lot of commercials are using Boomer era music. are we goldy oldies the only ones who buy anything??

  7. Joel says:

    61 years ago today? That’s a spooky coincidence.

To the stake with the heretic!